Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has inaugurated the State Technical Committee, STC, and State Expatriate Monitoring Committee, SEMC, on Engineering Regulations Monitoring.
The Committees are tasked with the responsibilities of locating document organisations and practitioners, report to the Registrar; verify and monitor the professional competence of works approving Officers; and act as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, watchdogs on maintenance of Engineering codes of practice in public works among others.
While inaugurating the committees at Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor Sanwo-Olu urged them to ensure that all infrastructure in the State meet the global standards of engineering practice, warning that nothing short of the best standards would be tolerated.
He said: “With this inauguration, the era of mediocrity should be gone. Engineering must take its pride of place and be the driver in our development effort in the State.
“Let me reiterate that in carrying out engineering projects in Lagos State, there will be no tolerance for quackery. In the same token, no Engineer will be allowed to supervise any project except he/she is duly registered by COREN and possesses current practising license. Possession of current Practising License shall be a condition for prequalification by Licence by all companies assigned to carry out engineering projects in the State.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu who congratulated members of the Lagos State Technical Committee and Lagos State Expatriate Monitoring Committee, for being found deserving of the selection, urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them and perform the assignment with maximum commitment and credibility.
Earlier, the President of COREN Mr. Ali Rabiu commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for being strategic and deliberately enhancing available human and material resources to serve the people of Lagos State.
“You are transforming the state into an industrial and economic wonderland of the continent. This is particularly true in Mr. Governor’s efforts in the construction of over 308 roads and the delivery of the red and blue rail project, which he promised to be operational by the first quarter of 2023,” he said.